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Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska Zupanija, Croatia

How much does it cost to travel to Dubrovnik?

You should plan to spend around $105 (kn732) per day on your vacation in Dubrovnik. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (kn249) on meals
  • $13 (kn93) on local transportation
  • $108 (kn752) on hotels

A one week trip to Dubrovnik for two people costs, on average, $1,469 (kn10,252). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $105
    kn732
  • One Week Per person
    $734
    kn5,126
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,469
    kn10,252
  • One Month Per person
    $3,148
    kn21,970
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,469
    kn10,252
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,938
    kn20,505
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,295
    kn43,939
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Dubrovnik cost?

A one week trip to Dubrovnik usually costs around $734 (kn5,126) for one person and $1,469 (kn10,252) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Dubrovnik on average costs around $1,469 (kn10,252) for one person and $2,938 (kn20,505) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Dubrovnik will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Dubrovnik on average costs around $3,148 (kn21,970) for one person and $6,295 (kn43,939) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Dubrovnik has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Dubrovnik expensive to visit?

Prices in Dubrovnik are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Dubrovnik is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Lugo or Izmir.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Dubrovnik Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Dubrovnik?

The average Dubrovnik trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Dubrovnik travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kn752 ($108)
Local Transportation 1 kn93 ($13)
Food 2 kn249 ($36)
Entertainment 1 kn144 ($21)
Alcohol 2 kn52 - 157 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Dubrovnik
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Dubrovnik is $54 (kn376). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Dubrovnik is $108 (kn752). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $54
    kn376
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $108
    kn752

Hotel Prices in Dubrovnik

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Dubrovnik based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $81. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Dubrovnik
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Dubrovnik is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (kn93) per person, per day, on local transportation in Dubrovnik.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $13
    kn93

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Dubrovnik?

Typical prices for Transportation in Dubrovnik are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Dubrovnik, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bus Around Town
    kn11


Food Budget in Dubrovnik
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Dubrovnik can vary, the average cost of food in Dubrovnik is $36 (kn249) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Dubrovnik should cost around $14 (kn100) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Dubrovnik is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $36
    kn249

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What did other people spend on Food in Dubrovnik?

Typical prices for Food in Dubrovnik are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Dubrovnik, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
    kn218


Entertainment Budget in Dubrovnik
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Dubrovnik typically cost an average of $21 (kn144) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $21
    kn144

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Dubrovnik?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Dubrovnik are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Dubrovnik, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Boat to Lokrum Island (for 2)
    kn100
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Tour (for 2)
    kn400
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car (for 2)
    kn340


Alcohol Budget in Dubrovnik
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $15 (kn105) on alcoholic beverages in Dubrovnik per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $15
    kn105

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Water Budget in Dubrovnik
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $2.03 (kn14) on bottled water in Dubrovnik per day. The public water in Dubrovnik is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.03
    kn14


Last Updated: Jan 18, 2024
Dubrovnik on a Budget
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a beautiful walled city in southern Croatia that sits on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It's a small city, with only about 40,000 residents, but it's become one of the most significant tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city was historically built on maritime trade, which is not surprising given its location near major Italian and Greek ports such as Venice, Bari, Corfu, and Trieste. It was a center of language and literature and was the home of many important poets, playwrights, painters, and scientists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Today its economy is dependent on tourism and it is one of the most popular destinations in the region. People visit the city for its impressive history, beautiful setting, great weather, and interesting architecture.
Sights
There are many historic sights spread throughout the Old Town. Some of the most famous include the Bell Tower, Roland's Column, Sponza Palace, Rector's Palace, Pile Gate, Placa Stradun, Big Onofrio's Fountain, Old Port, Fort Lovrijenac, and Visia Dubrovnik 5D Theatrum. Famous churches include Franciscan Monastery, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Church of Saint Blaise, Church of St. Ignatius and the Jesuit College, Dominican Monastery, Church of St. Sebastian, and Serbian Orthodox Church Museum of Icons.
Neighborhoods
Most people visit Dubrovnik specifically for its Old Town. This is the area enclosed by the historic walls. Here you will find most of the city's main attractions and sights. There are many historic buildings with interesting architecture and histories. There are also many great restaurants, cafes and shops, many of which cater to tourists. The main street of Old Town is Stradun-a, which is just under half a kilometer long. It runs from Pile Gate at the west entrance, to Ploce Gate at the east entrance. It's lined with many shops and restaurants.

Ploce is the neighborhood that is just outside of Ploce Gate. It is where you will find some of the city's nicest hotels, many of which are on the waterfront. There is a public beach available here as well, called Banje, where you will find the EastWest Beach Club.

Lapad is the peninsula that is west of Old Town. There is a wide, pedestrian only street that has many hotels and restaurants, but other than that there is little to see or do as a tourist. There is a residential area and some beachfront. The hotels in the area are mid range in price and there are several buses that connect the area with Old Town.

The Banin Kuk neighborhood is found on the Lapad Peninsula. It has a variety of hotels across several different price ranges and a few restaurants and shops. From here you can also access some of Dubrovnik's pebbled beaches. You can reach the Old Town area by bus from here as well.

Activities
Interesting activities around Dubrovnik include hanging out at the nearby beach, sailing, boat tours, taking the newly reopened cable car up the mountain, and cliff jumping.

Kayaking provides a terrific opportunity to see the walled city and nearby islands from the water. With a Sea Kayaking tour from Dubrovnik, visitors can spend a few hours out on the water, enjoying the scenery, and getting some exercise.

Popular festivals in the city are the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Libertas Film Festival.
Food and Dining
Local seafood and traditional meat dishes are available at most of the restaurants around Old Town. The dishes are usually fresh and good, and prices are reasonable. There are some cheaper, touristy places that vary in quality, but will give you a filling, cheap meal. The other alternative is the higher end, fine dining restaurants. These offer interesting, high quality meals for a more expensive price. There are also some pizzerias around that have decent pizza that is reasonable in price. Because Dubrovnik is such a popular tourist destination, you can expect to pay more for a comparable meal than you would elsewhere in Croatia. If you're in town during the low season between November and March, most of the high end restaurants are closed. The touristy eateries that remain open will charge a high price for low quality food. It is possible to negotiate the price, and it is recommended that you try.

Transportation
Although the Old Town is a network of small streets that can be difficult to navigate, a good system of signs make it easier to find your way than you might expect. There are signs advertising businesses and attractions at most major intersections. The entire Old Town is pedestrian, and it is easy enough to walk around.

Many people end up staying outside of Old Town, and most neighborhoods are connected by bus. Almost all buses eventually end up in the Old Town, but some take more direct routes, so you should find a timetable and route map just in case. Day passes are available for buses as well. If you're making your way from the Main Bus Station to the Old Town you can take buses 1, 1A and 1B. These buses run constantly.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.